A star-studded dinner which marked the conclusion of the much talked-about UAE Exchange Facebook campaign ‘Thaarangalkkoppam Oru Virunnu’ (Dine With The Stars), took place on the 2nd of October, 2015, at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, amidst fun and entertainment provided by the leading RJs of Hit 96.7 FM, Mithun and Nyla, and DJ music.

18 winners across the GCC, from those who participated in the Facebook campaign of UAE Exchange, and a winning couple chosen through Hit 96.7 FM campaign were part of the evening which saw Fahadh Faasil and Jayasurya, favourite stars of Malayalam movie industry, themselves walking in to join the celebration. It was a totally different experience for the winners to see the stars participating with them in games and the fun, as real people departing from their aura in tinsel world.


The campaign gave away to winners, complimentary return tickets to Dubai, five star accommodations and a limousine ride to the event venue and back, all of which amounted to a great experience for each one of them, gifting several moments with their favourite brand and movie stars to cherish.

“It is our customers who have taken this campaign to a fine crescendo, and so we pulled out all stoppers to make it a memorable day for them” Gopakumar Bhargavan, Chief Marketing Officer of UAE Exchange said. “Our Facebook followers are close to a million now, and this campaign was a tribute to our followers and customers who stand by us, making us a true global brand. Fahadh and Jayasurya have taken this event to stellar heights with their unrestrained involvement, and have stolen hearts through their simplicity and indulgence.”

Mohammed Bajuri N A V , winner from Qatar, reflected that he never expected sending money to his family would offer him a golden opportunity to meet the leading stars of Malayalam cinema. “I thank Qatar-UAE Exchange for this opportunity and the hospitality rendered.”

Both the actors also made a surprise visit to the UAE Exchange Al Qusais Main Branch in Dubai where they interacted with the customers and felicitated five loyal customers of the branch along with a brief cake cutting ceremony, to mark the 35th anniversary of UAE Exchange.

Speaking on the occasion, Edison Fernandez, Country Head, Qatar-UAE Exchange said, “We have always been exploring new channels to connect with our customers and are glad that our social media platform enables us to connect with them instantly. It was a delight to see all the enthusiastic winners eager to dine with our stars, who have proven to be heroes not just in silver screen, but off it as well.”

The contest was open to Qatar-UAE Exchange followers of Facebook page from August 26, 2015 to September 25, 2015. Also, present on the occasion were senior officials from UAE Exchange.